Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Spending’

Holiday Spending Strong This Season, According to Mastercard Data

One of the main reasons for the post-Christmas bounce in the stock market, (following a dreadful month of losses), was investor reaction to data released December 26 by Mastercard showing a stronger-than-expected spending performance by consumers during the holiday season.

A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving…

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Consumers Plan to Spend More This Year on Holiday Gifts, Survey Finds

With consumer confidence at an 18-year high, U.S. households are approaching the holidays in good spirits, with intentions to spend about $627 on gifts this season, according to a survey by The Conference Board.

This is well above last year’s estimated $560. In keeping with the holiday…

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Holiday Spending: “Ho, Ho” or “Ho, Hum”?

Americans plan to spend less on the holidays this year — but not much less — than they did last year.

According to a research from The Conference Board reports, U.S. households plan to spend an average of $563 on gifts this holiday season, down slightly from $576 last year.

Only…

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Store Owners Are Getting Optimistic About the Holiday Season

Here’s some more evidence that Americans are planning to increase their spending during this holiday season.

The Conference Board is reporting that U.S. households plan to spend an average of $576 on gifts this holiday season, which is up from $538 last year.

Among Americans surveyed, 11% plan…

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Even Low Gas Prices Can’t Move Santa This Year

We’re all enjoying the gift of lower gas prices this holiday season. With all the driving Americans do at this time of year, it’s a good bet that some of us will save big dollars during this season vs. last. But will saving on gas be enough to…

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Holiday Spending to Increase by 13%

A new survey of American consumers reveals an abundance of holiday cheer brewing, as a late-year surge in hiring brings renewed confidence.

Professional services firm Deloitte’s 29th annual holiday survey revealed a nation with plans to spend more this holiday season than it did last year.

In fact…

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Americans Plan on Keeping Holidays Homey This Year

A new survey from credit card issuer Discover finds that Americans are looking to keep things simple, (and cheap), this holiday season.

Americans plan on entertaining at home and are even willing to ask their guests contribute, the survey found. Around half plan on hosting their Thanksgiving and Christmas day…

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